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Public art abounds on Beacon Hill

September 1st, 2009 at 4:35 am | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Our first annual “Top of the Hill” survey is still open for a while yet, and we’re not releasing results until it closes, but there has been one fairly frequent answer that I’ve noticed. One of the questions is “What is your favorite public art on Beacon Hill?” and while most people do have a favorite, there has been a surprisingly large number of people who say they don’t know of any public art up here. While we may not have as much obvious public art as some neighborhoods, we do have a fair amount. (The number probably doubled with this year’s addition of the Link station and its multiple artworks.) Here’s a collection of images of some of the art we all enjoy on Beacon Hill.

Many of these photos are from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. Have any photos you’d like to share? You are welcome to contribute them to the pool.

The mural on the side of Kusina Filipina. Photo by l0st2.

The mural on the side of Kusina Filipina. Photo by l0st2.


Mosaic in Dr. Jose Rizal Park. Photo by Seattle Daily Photo.

Mosaic in Dr. Jose Rizal Park. Photo by Seattle Daily Photo.


In front of the light rail station. Photo by l0st2.

In front of the light rail station. Photo by l0st2.


One of the creatures inside the Beacon Hill Link station. Photo by Wendi.

One of the "creatures" inside the Beacon Hill Link station. Photo by Wendi.



Haiku stone outside Beacon Hill Library. Photo by Wendi.

Haiku stone outside Beacon Hill Library. Photo by Wendi.


Korean pagoda in Daejeon Park. Photo by Keith D. Tyler.

Korean pagoda in Daejeon Park. Photo by Keith D. Tyler.


Sculpture atop the Beacon Hill Library. Photo by Wendi.

Sculpture atop the Beacon Hill Library. Photo by Wendi.


Close-up of the Equality sculpture in Sturgus Park. Photo by Seattle Daily Photo.

Close-up of the "Equality" sculpture in Sturgus Park. Photo by Seattle Daily Photo.


Another light rail creature. Photo by Bridget Christian.

Another light rail creature. Photo by Bridget Christian.


On the side of the Link station. Photo by Wendi.

On the side of the Link station. Photo by Wendi.


The Beacon Bluff P-Patch is colorfully painted. Photo by melissajonas.

The Beacon Bluff P-Patch is colorfully painted. Photo by melissajonas.


The new bus stops in front of the light rail station feature cut metal artwork. Photo by Wendi.

The new bus stops in front of the light rail station feature cut metal artwork. Photo by Wendi.

And, last but not least… one piece of public art we don’t miss (not because of the artwork itself, which is a perfectly nice mural of Beacon Avenue, but because of its context):

Mural that was on the blue wall around the light rail station site for about 5 years. Photo by melissajonas.

Mural that was on the blue wall around the light rail station site for about 5 years. Photo by melissajonas.

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